CAIR: Florida TV Station Drops Anti-Islam Program, Televangelist gets the sack

A real gem from a jubilant Islam Online


CAIR’S Fibbi Hooper must be over the moon, enough whining cowed CBS into sacking outspoken Televangelist Bill Keller


* Shameful how the spineless, politically correct ‘sensitive wankers’ from CBS prostrate themselves before the organization of unindicted co-conspirators, CAIR:

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

(TAMPA, FL, 8/24/07) – The Tampa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Tampa) announced today that a local television station has dropped a program that promoted hatred of Islam and Muslims.

*Keller must have recited passages from the Koran.

CAIR-Tampa said WTOG-TV (CW 44) dropped “Live Prayer with Bill Keller” after the station and its parent company CBS received a letter from and had discussions with the Islamic civil rights and advocacy group.

Keller told the St. Petersburg Times: “Ultimately, it was pressure by CAIR that intimidated these people into taking me off the air. It was not mutually agreeable. They told me they were taking me off the air, period.”

SEE: Televangelist: I Lost My Show Over Muslim Remarks (St. Petersburg Times)

In its letter to CBS President Tom Kane and WTOG-TV’s general manager, CAIR-Tampa Executive Director Ahmed Bedier wrote:

“In the hate-filled program, ‘Live Prayer with Bill Keller,’ Islam and Muslims are referred to in the most vicious and bigoted of terms. For example on May 2, 2007, host Bill Keller said: ‘Islam is a 1400-year-old lie from the pits of hell. It’s leading a billion peoples [sic] to hell. . .those who follow this false religion will die and be lost for all eternity.’ On the same program, he also said, ‘The false religion of Islam is about hate, lies and death.’

*Just look at the Koran, Sira & hadith, its self-evident!

It is our belief that anti-Islamic rhetoric like that used in ‘Live Prayer with Bill Keller’ is exactly the type of language that is likely to incite hate crimes against the American Muslim community.”

* Yeah. That’s why 1400 churches burned and synagogues around the world need protection 24/7

“While we strongly support freedom of speech and religion, the public airwaves should not be used to promote hatred and bigotry,” Bedier said today. “We commend WTOG-TV and CBS for rejecting any association with those who would demonize a minority group.”
Bedier noted that a Muslim family’s home in Sarasota, Fla., was recently torched by arsonists who spray-painted Islamophobic slurs on the wall.

* Not that anyone ever noticed that CAIR ‘supports freedom of speech’ – the only freedom of speech CAIR continously supported is Islamo-fascist hate mongering, intimidation and threatening lawsuits against those who care about their country and its constitution.

CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 33 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.


Joel Mowbray smokes CAIR:

CAIR’s duplicitous ways

While the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has been busy attacking syndicated columnist Cal Thomas recently for supposedly “Islamophobic” comments, the media-hungry group did not condemn the foiled terrorist plots in London or the successful one in Glasgow, Scotland.

Though CAIR’s Web site has a video clip of the Chicago chapter director lamenting the events in Britain and the group helped coordinate a St. Louis press conference of Muslim doctors who spoke out against the terrorists, CAIR itself did not condemn the actions of the Islamic terrorists in Britain.

Given that CAIR played a role in promoting its Chicago director and the Muslim doctors, some might wish to give the benefit of the doubt. The organization’s history, however, shows that this artful dodge is simply part of its modus operandi.

CAIR has mastered the art of appearing to oppose terrorism, while at the same time leading the charge against those who seek to thwart it.


CAIR-WA: Release of Ferry Photos Resented

Source: Seattle Times

More proof that CAIR is actively working against law enforcement in the US and enables terrorists by obstructing, denials and smokescreens… 


36 thoughts on “CAIR: Florida TV Station Drops Anti-Islam Program, Televangelist gets the sack”

  1. Time for a little correcting:

    CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 33 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the misunderstanding of Islam, encourage mayhem, protect civil liberties of Muslims, enthrone American Muslims, and build coalitions within the ummah that promote Koranic justice and mutual understanding.

    Now the truth on CAIR”s mission is properly expounded. It also explains how they got this guy’s show killed. Good job Iblis Hooper!

  2. Actually, what we all need to be careful about is saying it like it is without backup. The evangelist was not backing up what he was saying – everything he said was correct, but he has to back up the facts with references. And leave the ‘they are going to hell’ out of it. (unfortunately that is what evangelists do though – their whole agenda is heaven/hell).

    He left himself wide open for the likes of CAIR to take action. They were unable to do so with people such as Mr. Spencer because Mr. Spencer backs up his arguments with references, facts, etc – not emotional stuff.

    And once we openly start stating stuff such as what the evangelist has done – you better believe that the muslims will more openly spout their fanaticisms. And we all know the differences between their listeners and ours – death to the infidels. Ours is more along the lines of deportation and stopping muslim immigration wishes. I write ‘wishes’ because our politically correct crud is still alive and well. And we don’t want people dead.

  3. If we could have about 900 Million cases of “Islamophobia”, such deceptive taqqiya, misunderstanding, nonsense from CAIR would be immaterial.

  4. ISLAMSFORLOSERS said – It also explains how they got this guy’s show killed.

    Bill Keller was lucky (so far) that it was only his show that got killed. Pope B16 was expected to behead himself when he upset the peaceful ones.

  5. everything Bill Keller says about Islam is true. He would have even more credibility if he realised what a crock of shit the Bible is as well. Not since medieval times has the world been seen this insane battle of the religions.
    When will it ever end !!???

  6. Atheist,

    I would love to debate the Bible with you, however this is probably not the forum to do that.
    What you should be aware of, is that atheists don’t get a look in by the ‘Peaceful People’ either.
    Why do you hate a book that promotes forgiveness, is the basis for a religion that has positively changed the lives of millions over two millenia, and is the foundation for modern western government, democracy and freedom of speech?
    Believe it or not, we are currently witnessing a spiritual battle that has drastic secular repercussions, and it was foretold in the Bible (the book you don’t believe) over 2500 years ago.
    Bill Keller would have no credibility if he wasn’t a Christian, as he would not have a true base to start with.
    Islam is a danger for the whole world, but hey, as an atheist why don’t you join them (even if you don’t agree with them). It is ok for you to be deceitful if it helps you survive, as according to your philosophy you won’t have anyone (God) to answer to when your end comes anyway.

  7. John ……. you prove why relgion has lasted for as long as it has. It is based on man’s fear of dying and not knowing what happens to us after we die. Are you seriously suggesting I will have some invisible man in the sky to answer to when I die ? Did you work this out yourself or was it indoctrination from an early age? Your belief in the Bible is also what fuels your hate for Muslims and Islam and therefore proving my point that the Bible does nothing but breed hatred, intolerance and giving people false hope that they end up in some make believe paradise after they die. What a sick world we live in ….

  8. atheist only serves to prove that his ilk are terrified by concepts beyond the scope of his mind. Anyone here who had seen the anti-Christian hysteric screeds of giaour on Jihad Watch, knows exactly what I mean.

  9. Atheist,

    Actually, I love muslims. If you look carefully, no mainstream Christian preacher calls for the death of muslims, or calls on anyone to hate them. A basic tenet of Christianity is to love ones enemy. However, it is islam that is the evil motivator of muslims, it is a tool of satan, it is islam we Christians hate, not the muslims. All true believers would want muslims to come to know Christ as we do.

    Even if you don’t believe in Jesus, surely you would admit that He is the ultimate moral compass? Just because we Christians believe that history supports that He was God in the flesh, would you group us in with the evil that is islam?

    By the way, atheism has been the worst motivator for evil on a grand scale. Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot, Hitler all based their mass exterminations on very un-Christian beliefs.
    You may think it strange, but Christians pray for muslims. We also pray for world peace. Now, seeing as you cannot prove that there is no God, (because then you would have all the knowledge in the universe to prove it), would you have us not pray to a loving God who we believe in?

    You don’t have to believe in God, but please do your research before you start grouping us together. And just think, there may be more to (eternal) life than you care to admit

  10. John – whoever got to you did a real good job. You may think it strange but we atheists “think” for indoctrinated people all the time and hope that some day you come to your senses. There is as much chance of Muslims “coming to know Christ”as you “coming to know Mohammed”.

    We are all atheists, some of us just believe in fewer gods than others. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.

  11. ‘we atheists “think” for indoctrinated people all the time and hope that some day you come to your senses.’

    Yeah, there were people very similar to you about 70 years ago. Most of those they ‘thought’ for went up the chimney. There were even more like you during the Terror of the 1790s, and lots of other good examples of ‘secular’ thinking. We’d rather not repeat that, thanks much!

  12. Otter – you can brand Hitler an atheist all you like but the fact was he used the Bible in his justification of the Holocaust. Here’s a gem from Mein Kampf .
    “Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.”

    Oh and John, just checked an earlier post from you a couple of days ago where you jump on the Pauline Hanson bandwagon supporting a ban of all Muslim immigration to Australia. Were you using the technique of taqiyya when you said you loved Muslims ? HA HA HA

  13. Yes, otter has a point in saying that atheists (me included) are not in good historical company…after all the three ‘greatest’ murderers of the 20th century were avowed non-believers. That, however, won’t change my ‘believe’ that being religious is a chemical disorder in the brain, that is a mild form of EPILEPSY.
    Now, folks, I’m going to say sth. rude:
    In evolutionary terms religion makes sense, because quite often in life, especially as a child, its better to accept things you are told without discussing and questioning them, e.g. when a mother tells a toddler “Don’t touch this, or you’ll burn your hand” .

  14. but Michael, we know the stove is hot because we have evidence. You’re argument does not hold water, I’m afraid. But when mother says “be good or Santa won’t give you any presents this year” then that is religion.

  15. Atheist,

    I think we should look at putting the brakes on immigration until suitable systems can be put in place that will make sure that terrorism doesn’t find it’s way here, or at the very least have open debate on it without being automatically branded as racists. As with most countries, we have many concerns ‘at home’ that should be attended to, and I believe in cleaning up our own back yard. I also think we should look at supporting poor nations, but at the same time making sure that the funds go where they are most needed.

    Have you noticed that ‘christian’ nations and Christian support agencies (Red Cross and Salvation Army etc) are at the forefront of assisting nations that experience natural disasters? Where was islam during hurricane Katrina?

    It seems like if we were to follow the ‘atheist creeed’, we would end up just the same, and only looking after ourselves and not our neighbours. What motivates you to help others? My belief in God motivates me, as it is what we are commended to do.

    By the way, do you think we should have an ‘open door’ policy and let everyone in? Is that really the ‘loving’ thing to do, or is it giving in?

  16. John,
    I think we are on different planets. As far as I’m concerned anyone can come here as long as they don’t bring their religion with them. And that applies to EVERYONE – inc buddhists, hindus, Jews, Muslims – EVERYONE !!
    The sooner we rid the world of it the better. You only need to look at countries like Sweden, Finland, Denmark etc where up to 80pc of the population is atheist. These countries have the lowest crime rates in the world, they are the most highly educated people on earth, have far superior health systems than most countries, they have the longest life spans in the world, etc etc etc. I’d more there if it wasn’t so damn cold !!

  17. Atheist,

    Not different planets, just different viewpoints. The problem I see is, how do you get rid of ‘beliefs’? Who then enforces the ‘no religion’ rule? How strongly is the ‘no religion’ rule enforced? Isn’t this exactly like islamic countries, where no other religion is tolerated, in many cases to the point of death? It is just that ‘atheism’ then becomes the official religion, just like stalinist Russia, communist China…… haven’t we already been there?

    My views on how long life is also differs from yours (obviously!) I believe we have eternity to look forward to, as an atheist you don’t. One of us is wrong….. I’ll either be a fool for my lifetime, or you will be a fool for eternity. See what I mean? Different view points.

    In the mean time, I hope you don’t mind me having Jesus as my focus of worship and as my moral compass……

  18. this is the problem I have. You believe that the world’s 500 millions atheists, 1.6billion muslims, 1 billion buddhists are all condemned to hell because they don’t have ” Jesus ” in their lives. And I do have a problem with you having Jesus in your life because you the only reasons you have him in your life is because you just happened to be born into a Western white society . Like most people of religion you were probably indoctrinated as a child and had little choice in the matter.
    I hope you find yourself in a situation one day where a Muslim doctor saves your life. There are hundreds of Muslim doctors in Australia saving the lives of good white Aussie folk on a daily basis. I can introduce you to some if you would care to meet them…

  19. “Your belief in the Bible is also what fuels your hate for Muslims and Islam and therefore proving my point that the Bible does nothing but breed hatred, intolerance…”

    (And non-belief in the Bible seems to breed hatred in this poster: hatred of anything in it, totally and unequivocally, and anyone who gives it any credence.)

    His sentence is nonsense, utter nonsense!

    One can easily evaluate a philosophy/religion/cult without having to know the teachings of the Bible.

    People can see islam as it stands on its own as a set of beliefs that have a very political nature as well as claiming other religious components.

    Hindus in India have problems with islam and their evaluation of islam is not Bible-based. Buddhist in Thailand many also find it troubling. I would even guess that communists in Russia are not crazy about muslims (Chechnyans).

    I have read the philosophy of a Native American chief, who many years ago condemned islam, and he was not a Christian and obviously not a Jew either.

    None of these groups follow the Bible. Their feelings re islam are related to something else. Their feelings are the same as the feelings many of us have. There seems to be another common denominator.

    A political system can be evaluated without having any Biblical knowledge.

    Islam has a very strong political component: sharia law. Can’t see too may people from any background liking it, other than muslims. And that could also be debatable.

  20. Atheist,

    Moslems are indoctrinated, many non-muslims are converted at the point of a sword, muslim apostates are tortured and killed, and as for the Jews, well I am sure you know how islam treats them.

    (As for me, no, I wasn’t indoctrinated or brainwashed, thank you for your concern.)

    Gramfan made a good point, “One can easily evaluate a philosophy/religion/cult without having to know the teachings of the Bible.”

    My question to you, Atheist, is how do YOU judge what is ‘good’ or ‘bad’ about a religion?

    May I respectfully ask that you answer my previous question: “The problem I see is, how do you get rid of ‘beliefs’? Who then enforces the ‘no religion’ rule? How strongly is the ‘no religion’ rule enforced?”

    I am interested how you propose this could be achieved.

  21. John,
    you get rid of beliefs by educating people and encouraging free thinking.
    Richard Dawkins is a big believer in banning children from being exposed to any form of religion until they are adults and old enough to make an informed decision. If religion is taken out of schools ( and I mean all schools all over the world including the muslim world) and children were taught to think for themselves I imagine the demise of relgion would probably happen in one generation. Schools are the last stanglehold relgions have on society and I don’t need to tell you that Islam starts indoctrination at a very young age.
    Again I use Sweden as an example where less 5 pc of the population are educated at “religious” schools. This has had the flow-on effect of creating a secular society where over 80pc of the population is atheist. A society where they enjoy extremely low crime rates, very high standards of education and health care and a country which shows extreme compassion to the Third World. In fact Swedes donate 8times more per capita than the US to foreign aid. Betcha you didn’t know that !! And to top that they recently took in 8000 Iraqi refugees even though their government vehemently opposed that illegal war !

  22. Atheist,

    Thanks for your answer. I suppose then the big questions is “Is there a God?”

    That is a good debate question for another blog I think.

    Do you think all things about all religions are bad? Surely there must be something about the teachings of Jesus that you agree with…….

    There may even be things about islam that are ok too. I just don’t know of any (or at least none that weren’t stolen from the Bible anyway)

  23. Yes – all things about all religions are bad. All they serve to do is offer false hope for vulnerable people. History shows that it was relgion that caused the downfall of the Roman Empire plunging Europe into the Dark Ages. Religion is what prevented science and medicine from flourishing in the Islamic world as well. They were making some amazing advances in the Middle East until a man named Mohammed came along . As far as morals and teachings are concerned you will find that even the Chinese had expressions such as “love thy neighbour”, “thou shalt not kill”, etc a thousand years before Jesus was even born. What Jesus offered was nothing new at all apart from forming a crazed cult that we now call christianity. And yes, all relgions are cults and all of them are doomed. As far as the ” Is there a God ?” question, I generally leave that one up to scientists to debate. Some of the smartest minds on the planet can’t even agree on this but I am not concerned about this. My concern is with the negative effects religion has in the world – a good example being that of so called “christians” oppostion to stem cell research.

  24. John says:
    “My question to you, Atheist, is how do YOU judge what is ‘good’ or ‘bad’ about a religion?”

    Maybe someone could explain where morality and integrity come from?
    Where do atheists in general get their morality and integrity from?

    Is there another set of rules out there for those who want to live a good life”? Or do they just hate everyone simply because they believe something else?

    This has nothing to do with the Bible, or any god.

    I would just like to know.

    (Let us not forget that Hitchens also hates islam as it has a god figure at its centre.)

  25. Are we not somewhat more evolved than chimps? They haven’t built civilizations or discovered cures for cancer yet.

    Do they have any morality? You seem to assume they do.

    I think they live by “survival of the fittest” and whatever “instincts” they have. I suppose you do also.

    Maybe we all do. Maybe that’s the bottom line.

    When one’s life is on the line everything goes out the window? So we are all totally corruptible, is that right?

  26. GF
    I think you will find chimps do have morals and it has been proved that they are altruistic in nature. Just do some research and you’ll find out.
    As far as humans being more evolved that chimps, sometimes I really wonder when I see what happens around the world on a daily basis.
    I do realise you are an atheist as well so no point preaching to the converted . cue ” I’m not atheist – I’m agnostic “…. so next question :
    are you agnostic about the flying spaghetti monster and tooth fairies as well ? I’m afraid to tell you that being agnostic is someone too afraid to admit they are atheist. Many politicians over the years have used this term as well for fear of voter backlash. Just admit it, you’re an atheist. Be proud of it !!

  27. I admit nothing. But if you are a mind reader please tell me next weeks lottery numbers.

    You can believe what you wish to, and so will I.

    I think you overestimate chimps. They are the most promiscuous species on the planet. (Read Jared Diamond’s book).

    Some apes have even resorted to cannibalism.

    I still think you assume way too much. Your arguments are too extreme;too back and white. Shame, because it clouds your logic too much.

  28. Well, if that is true, then politics poison everything also.

    I don’t think you are quite right. You may wish to think about some of the good things that have come out of religion – yes there are some good things. Just a quick example would be charity.

    You may well find that in some cases individuals have done wonderful things because their religion has inspired them to do so. And of course the opposite can also be true.

    It is a mistake to blanket everything in religion as being totally bad.
    I think that is why people find your comments a tad offensive.

  29. “It is a mistake to blanket everything in religion as being totally bad.”
    does that include Islam ?

  30. ps. If not, then Islam seems to me to be a lot worse than other philosophies/beliefs/political ideologies.

    However one would be naive to not mention some of their achievements in architecture, decorative arts etc in centuries gone by. It should have progressed but it didn’t.

    Or do you think it is better?

    (I come to sites like this for more of the political slant and implications than a religious slant. Religion is a personal thing, IMHO.)

  31. Yes Atheist – That DOES include Islam. Don’t run away from the truth. To the best of my knowledge, NO other religion opposes free speach or freedom as much as Islam actively does. The Vatican, Protestant Christian, Jews, Eastern Orthodox Christian churches, HIndus, Sikhs, Zorastrians, Buddhists, Jains, Taoists, Shintos, Confuscus followers, Deists, Agnostics, Atheists, Pagans etc DO NOT stifle progress with such retrograde crap which is the hallmark / signature of this filthy, disgusting, satanic cult which is detrimental to any healthy society – Islam ! The best we can do is forcibly BAN Islam for our survival. Islam is for losers and morons !

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